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Favourite Waaheb disappoints at Fairyhouse

Updated: Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 18:04 | Comments

Tony McCoy was unable to pull a win from Waheeb
Tony McCoy was unable to pull a win from Waheeb

Odds-on favourite Waaheb was a bitterly disappointing third as Art Of Logistics (9-1) took the Visit Fairyhouse.ie For Special Offers Hurdle for Dessie Hughes.

The market leader had fallen at Leopardstown earlier in the month and AP McCoy sent him to the front in an attempt to register a confidence-boosting win.

But the distress signals went up as Bryan Cooper took over at the head of affairs on Art Of Logistics approaching the final flight and he stayed on to repel the rallying Midnight Oil by two lengths.

McCoy enjoyed a happier result when partnering Western Man to victory in the Ladbrokes Punter Package Handicap Hurdle.

The Ronald O'Leary inmate went off a well-backed 7-4 favourite and eased two and a quarter lengths clear of Indubitably after taking the lead at the last.

Royal Flight was ultimately eased down to win the Easter 31st March To 2nd April Mares Maiden Hurdle by two and a quarter lengths from New River.

Jody McGarvey sent the 4-1 chance on turning into the straight and she put the race to bed with impressive jumps at the final two flights.

Mark Walsh timed his run to perfection on the James Motherway-trained Corbally (13-2) to claim the Follow Us On Twitter Novice Handicap Hurdle.

Kilmainham led two-out but Walsh was in the right spot to pounce and a springheeled leap at the last sealed a length and a quarter success.

Follow The Sign (2-1) opened his account in the Buy Tickets On Facebook Maiden Hurdle.

Oliver McKiernan's charge came with a sustained run between the last two hurdles and ran out a one and three quarter-length winner from Grove Field under Robbie Colgan.

The Great Value Bobbyjo Packages Handicap Hurdle went to Oliver Brady's Maccas Lad (6-1), who fought back bravely to beat Status Update after being headed, while Dessie Hughes completed a double through Apache Jack (6-1) in the concluding Buy Easter Tickets On tickets.ie INH Flat Race.

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